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Old 01-13-2015, 05:23 PM   #11
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/13]


Ridiculously jealous and inspired!

Keep 'em coming!
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:28 AM   #12
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/13]

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Yes, there is plenty more ! :-)
Merveilleuse!

Just great Claude. Think you are doing something right in your life!
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:36 PM   #13
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/13]

how ya spozta comment on this?
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:41 PM   #14
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/13]

I sent the links you've done since V-La-V was on the road to a non forum member buddy of mine. Both him and his wife (Sid & Sue) were blown away and wanted me to thank you for the adventure Claude.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:28 PM   #15
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/13]

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I sent the links you've done since V-La-V was on the road to a non forum member buddy of mine. Both him and his wife (Sid & Sue) were blown away and wanted me to thank you for the adventure Claude.
Thanks for sharing it Dave.


Here some more picture from Alaska.

31. Heading to Kennicott.


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32. Kennicott Mine, huge and really weel preserved.


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33. Kennicott Glacier (panoramic of 5 stitched pictures)


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34. Quite high up there!


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35. Turnagain fjord.


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36. Rain showers...


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37. Not to eat!


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38. Nice boondocking spot.


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39. Denali (Mount McKinley).


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40. Alaska pipeline along Dalton HWY.


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41. Moose eating in Grayling Lake.


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42. Grayling Lake in late afternoon.


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43. Another moose in the rain.


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44. Small lake along the Dalton HWY.



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Still many to come. Looking forward to your comments. ;-)
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/23]

More great pics - thanks! I've been to Kennicott and McCarthy several times, very cool places. From what I hear they are much more touristy now. I was there in the late 80s and early 90s. Back in the 80s you had to pull yourself across the river on a two-person hand tram. When they put the bridge in they took all the adventure out of it. In 89 some friends and I camped for a few days on the tailings mound right in front of the big mill. We saw just a handful of people in three days, and even climbed all the way up through the inside of the mill to the top. Really interesting, and probably not the smartest thing to do.

I think photo #34 is the Kuskalana Bridge on the McCarthy Road? That used to basically have no railings at all. Very freaky to drive across! Thanks for the memories!
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:47 PM   #17
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/23]

Thanks Brian. You're right, it's the Kuskalana Bridge.

Kennticott is certainly a touristic place now but McCarthy keeps a kind of special atmosphere, nice to enjoy. Actually, you cannot access the mine buildings by yourself, they are closed except for guided tours...
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:14 PM   #18
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated 01/23]

Here is a new update...

45. Mountain river just North of Antigun Pass.


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46. Along the Dalton...


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47. Toundra flowers North of the Brookes Range.


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48. Dalton HWY actually dry.


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49. Cariboo.


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50. A pingo, kind of hill made by frozen water in the ground.


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51. Muskox...


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52. Mosquitos were terrible this year. I just opened the window 5 seconds before snapping this picture and there were already quite a few on the bug screen... ;-)


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53. Impressive cloud formation.


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54. Muddy VivaLaVida!


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55. Brookes Range in cloudy weather.


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56. First trees North of the Brookes Range.


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57. Back on pavement under a rainbow...


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More to come if you still enjoy it...
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM   #19
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 2, 01/26/15]

^^^ im still enjoying! keep'em coming claude!

love it when my van is that dirty. means its getting used. your van is always getting used and im always jealous. love seeing the photos from your adventures!!

lol, those skeeters look big. were they the size of choppers? <-- cant remember what movie thats quoted from.
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 2, 01/26/15]

Thanks shenrie!

Yes, skeeters where really big. They are six different species there, including the big tiger mosquito. Haven't seen any larger elsewhere..! Even with a smoky campfire and repulsive, it was quite difficult to stay outside if not moving, espacially in rainy days...
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